Sir Jim Ratcliffe continues Man Utd revolution with two more senior figures shown the door

Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants Dan Ashworth to overhaul Manchester United
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Manchester United is undergoing a dramatic leadership overhaul under the direction of club owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, with further departures announced from the senior management team.

Interim CEO Patrick Stewart and Chief Financial Officer Cliff Baty have both agreed to part ways with the club at season end, their positions set to be filled by Jean-Claude Blanc as interim CEO until ex Manchester City executive Omar Berrada takes up the baton on 13th July. Expressing his gratitude to the outgoing executives, Ratcliffe states, "I would like to personally thank both Patrick and Cliff for their support in helping us get to know the club and making us feel welcome and I respect their decisions to now move on as we establish a new management team for the club."

Man United view these early changes as an opportunity to devote the next three months to revamping the club's football operations ahead of the summer transfer window. This comes as part of an ongoing restructuring process that has already witnessed the departure of the likes former chief Richard Arnold and ex-football director, John Murtough.

As United pilfers talent from rival clubs, they've successfully nabbed new technical director Jason Wilcox from Southampton, and rumours suggest negotiations are currently underway to secure Dan Ashworth, who recently left Newcastle under abrupt circumstances, reports the Mirror.

Ratcliffe's overhaul off the pitch is likely to extend to United's playing squad this summer with a number of players set to be moved on. The future of manager Erik ten Hag also remains uncertain after a disappointing season and even qualifying for Europe and winning the FA Cup might not be enough to convince Ratcliffe and his peers that he is the man for the job.